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Old 11-11-08, 01:03 PM
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Getting back into biking

Just bought a hybrid (specialized crosstrail) last month. It was a while since I was on a bike, now I have caught the bug. I am looking aorund for a road bike. Considering several: Cannondale Synapse 5, Jamis Ventura Comp, Specialized Allez, Trek 2.1. I realize I should take them for a ride, which I will, but given that fit will be determined by my test ride, any other opinions on these? My top price range would be aorund $1,200.
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Old 11-11-08, 02:58 PM
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Take a look at Felt

Very well equipped for the price at which they go (in your price range). I love my F85.
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Old 11-29-08, 08:18 PM
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My two cents

My riding is more utilitarian or functional. I have a touring bike and I go shopping with it along with going on trips. I'd recommend you look into the Trek Portland - disk brakes, fenders; you can put on a rear rack. Something you can go shopping with in the rain and still do a century on a nice day. Or some credit card touring.

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Welcome!

You'll probably get better responses over in Road, should repost this here.
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